Vegetables are a powerful food! They support our immune systems, digestion, heart health, help regulate blood sugar levels, and maintain a healthy weight. Despite how good vegetables can be for our overall diet and health, it’s very common to dislike them. 

Maybe you’re a parent trying to get a picky eater to incorporate more veggies, or maybe you’re a full-grown adult who just can’t get behind the taste and texture of certain veggies. If you are looking to add a new vegetable into your own or your family’s regular diet, you may need to try more than once. It may take your taste buds several encounters with a veggie to develop a taste for it.  

Another tip is to try frozen or canned vegetables. Nutritionally speaking, these are comparable to fresh veggies, but can be cheaper, last longer, and may have a more palatable texture or taste. Frozen and canned veggies are easy to throw into pasta sauces, casseroles, and soups, which may help encourage picky eaters to get in their veggie servings. 

Before you write off this recipe because you don’t like the taste of raw kale, it’s worth noting that baby kale tends to be more appealing because it is less bitter and more tender.

Faith Bastian, RD

Registered Dietitian, Mount St. Mary's Hospital

⏲️ Ready in: 40 mins.
Prep: 15 mins.
🍽️Servings yield: 3 cups

Ingredients

  • 3 cups Wegmans Organic Baby Kale Greens
  • 2 Tbsp Wegmans Organic Basting Oil
  • Sea salt and pepper to taste

Nutrition Facts

Nutrition information is per serving
Protein: 5g
Fiber: 3g
Carbohydrate: 14g
Sodium: 55mg
Cholesterol: 0mg
Saturated Fat: 2g
Fat: 14g
Calories: 180

Preparation

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Add kale and basting oil to large bowl; toss to coat.

Arrange half the kale pieces on parchment paper-lined baking sheet.

Bake about 7 min on center rack of oven, until kale is dry and crisp. Remove from oven; season with sea salt and pepper.

Repeat steps 2 and 3 with remaining kale.

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* Nutritional information is based on ingredients listed and serving size; any additions or substitutions to ingredients may alter the recipe’s nutritional content

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